Wellington Branch meeting - Subject: "Rocketry"
5:30 for 6:00pm start
National SCOUT Centre – Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight)
For our first Wellington Branch meeting we have Jack Davies to talk about his exploits with rockets. The clipping from the Dom Post on Monday 8th February should get you interested to hear more.
Wellington Teenager Jack Davies now holds the title for New Zealand's largest amateur rocket launch after firing a 53kg rocket, names Marsden yesterday, view video
. His record-breaking launch was the highlight of this year's National Rocket Day, which was held at Taupiri and attracted groups from as far away as India. The 17-year-old's rocket reached 13200ft. "The flight was perfectly successful, it travelled just under the speed of sound. It accelerated at 8gs, eight times the force of gravity." Davies said hours of planning, preparation and design had gone into yesterday's launch. "It was just, just awesome".
Jack Davies is 17 years old and lives in Wellington. Jack attended Hobsonville Primary School, Rangitoto College, Hall School Wimbledon (UK) and is now studying in Year 12 at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Whitby. Jack enjoys karting and rock climbing, and his primary hobby is Rocketry.
Jack currently holds eight New Zealand rocket altitude records, including the largest amateur rocket flown in New Zealand, and has achieved a height of 10,000 meters and velocity above Mach 2.2.
Jack is aiming to set a world record in 2016 for a single stage "M" class motor, and to surpass 50km at a 2018 event in Australia.
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